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Nofromme commented on picture ID 79537.

Just commenting so I can keep an eye on this thread. I think it may be a noble false widow... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 79765.

Platycryptus undatus (Tan jumping spider)... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Whitesand commented on picture ID 79775.

Hope the picture is ok.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Whitesand commented on picture ID 79775.

Help identifying this spider. Hope the picture is ok.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Holly11 commented on picture ID 79771.

The pic is upside down. Also enlarge it. The spider is perched on the underside of a flood light & its huge web is underneath that. Does anyone know what kind of spider this is & if it’s dangerous? It right next to my sliding door so kids & dogs are around this area constantly. Thnx... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Chelsidan commented on picture ID 79769.

Anyone have a clue about this bad boy / girl... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Bananas03 commented on picture ID 79749.

Its outside under table where toy box is blocking my three girls from playing . I just want to make sure how to rid of spider and if its poisonous. Please help identify this spider and caution I should TAKE... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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BillB commented on picture ID 79745.

Sorry, I meant to write that my pal thinks it's a Brown Widow. I'm afraid my fingers got ahead of my brain. Now that I've perused the pictures here I'm inclined to agree. Yeesh! In my motorcycle!... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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nature_nerd13 commented on picture ID 79747.

This guy/girl has built a good size web in the corner of one of our windows on the 2nd floor at work. The web is bigger every day.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Billie commented on picture ID 79687.

One lays eggs one doesn't. I think one is bigger than the other.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Billie commented on picture ID 79695.

I'm not sure how to upload more than one image but could be a giant house spider.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Billie commented on picture ID 79701.

This looks like fishing spider they grow big is it near water.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Billie commented on picture ID 79723.

That looks like a whippersnapper.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Billie commented on picture ID 79725.

Maybe a wolf spider.?... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Jjgreer commented on picture ID 79733.

Anyone know this guy... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Kstok commented on picture ID 79641.

Again, thank you soooo much. You were one of the only people to help me identify this guy. I go lots of other post telling me to smash it. I dont understand why fear always has to lead to destruction. Perhaps a bit more compassion and understanding is what this world needs! Again, many thanks!!!!... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 79713.

This is a jumping spider! Family Salticidae. I’m not sure which species specifically. The jump was not an attack, they’re just very curious and sometimes when they notice a reflective surface they try to get it. :D I had one just yesterday relentlessly chasing my camera lense as I tried to snap a photo! They’ve been known to even chase laser pointers like kittens! They are not dangerous... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Kstok commented on picture ID 79641.

Hi Tangled web, Thanks for your quick reply! I did some research on Steatoda borealis which lead me to some pictures of Steatoda bipunctana which has an identical marking as my little guy. Thank you sooooo much for the help!... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Mainroad81 commented on picture ID 79717.

Hi I was wondering if anyone what spider this is and if it is posinous thanks... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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PrayagH commented on picture ID 79713.

When I was trying to click the picture of this spider, it was following my movement, it kept me in its sight at all times. Then it suddenly jumped on my phone when I was clicking the photo, I talked to people and they said it was defensive attack. Please identify the spider, I'm really curious!... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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PrayagH commented on picture ID 79713.

Ween I was trying to click picture of this particular spider, it could see me and was following my movement. It kept me in sight at all times, and then it jumped on my phone so shook it off. I asked several people and they said it was a defensive attack, please identify the spider, I'm really curious.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Norahs commented on picture ID 79589.

Ty for the info. Did you notice the back part of this spider looks like a picture of a face?... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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bondbig commented on picture ID 79695.

Found this guy in the living room today. How can I upload more pictures?... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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corvin commented on picture ID 79691.

Xysticus cristatus Fam.Thomisidae ?... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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corvin commented on picture ID 79689.

maybe Phalangium opilio ?... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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corvin commented on picture ID 79689.

order Opiliones (I think)... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Jizan commented on picture ID 79459.

pls identify ths one... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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sape commented on picture ID 79509.

Opillo canestrinii?... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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sape commented on picture ID 79509.

Thanks much. My knowledge of spiders is very small and I couldn't find anything in the insect books I have. With that name in hand, I can easily look further.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Allynne commented on picture ID 79677.

Grass Spider?... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79325.

Wow! I've known cats like him. Keep him away from the reruns of shows of guys looking for dangerous animals. I'm like you and him. If someone says "There's an alligator!" I try to get closer. I much rather have adventurous zest than fear. I brought home lots of animals. My parents let me rehab some small ones, which was pretty cool of them. They just adopted a cat and trained it to go on... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79671.

Yes she is! It's cute that the babies' eyes glow (eyeshine) like their mother's in bright light. The babies hold onto hairs on the mothers' bodies while she hunts or looks for water to drink. I'm so glad humans don't do this!... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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Jfpq99 commented on picture ID 79675.

Hi, help identify please... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79509.

This is an Opilione arachnid with red parasitic mites. Opiliones are a different branch of Arachnida than spiders are. A big visible difference is that spiders have two body segments and Opiliones have one. These aren't at all dangerous, they don't have venom or fangs.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79477.

She's an orbweaver in family Aranidae. The circular pattern of the orb web is the best clue. I can't zoom in enough to see her well enough to identify more specifically.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79561.

Yes and that is a male T. clavipes that looks like a baby. It is trying to mate with her. I recently saw one on the Palmetto Trail in South Carolina in Poinsett State Park. It was difficult to photograph a spider so high off the ground. Thankfully these spiders are huge.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79577.

Yrs, Pisaurina mira. The contrasting colors are striking. Today I found one of the ones that look pinkish tan all over. They look quite naked and odd.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79583.

The ventral marking looks like Latrodectus geometricus, a Brown Widow. The hourglass on this species tends to be red-orange and wider than a Black Widow's. I'm not certain though. The alternative is a Black Widow.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79607.

Hi, yes this is a False Widow in family Theridiidae. It is in genus Steatoda. Either Steatoda grossa or S. triangulosa. They make true cobwebs that are clumpy, dusty, stringy, and random looking. It isn't dangerous.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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esherrill2008 commented on picture ID 79671.

After looking again I think it's carrying its babies on its back!... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79609.

It might be Dolomedes scriptus, there are fine white lines on the prosoma and dorsum. The leg band markings look different too. Either way it's a Fishing Spider in genus Dolomedes.... Discussion Thread

August 23, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79611.

Hi, this is a very well-done photo of Argiope aurantia.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79637.

This is Araneus diadematus, a Cross Orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79641.

Hi, it is a False Widow which are also called cobweavers in family Theridiidae. I think this is Steatoda borealis. If you shine a bright light on them the markings look like they have a golden glow. They don't like that, they prefer to live in darkness and navigate by sense of touch mostly. I have these living around the exterior of my house eating insects that try to go under the vinyl sidin... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79645.

Hi, this is Steatoda triangulosa, a False Widow in family Theridiidae. It isn't medically dangerous.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79651.

Hi, this is Steatoda nobilis.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79647.

She's a Wolf Spider, possibly Tigrosa grandis. The markings and colors of grass and wolf spiders are very similar. As you noticed, the abdomen is a different shape.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79627.

She is shaped like an Orbweaver. They have enough venom to kill insects, they aren't medically dangerous to people. I can't tell which Orbweaver it is from the photo. Are the colors in the image accurate? We need a clear image of the topside (dorsal) to tell you the species. If you want to post another photo it can be done using your profile pic or as a new posting.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Aelt6957 commented on picture ID 79647.

At first thought it was a grass spider because the line on the head but the abdominal didn't look right so needing help identifying.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Aelt6957 commented on picture ID 79633.

Not sure if this is your common hunting spiders or funnel web but it was hanging licking each finger... ha ;D... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Keke commented on picture ID 79631.

Curious as to what kind this is... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Her77 commented on picture ID 79627.

What kind of spider is this? Is it poisonous?... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79415.

It's a grass spider. The markings are very similar to a Wolf Spider, but the spinnerets are more prominent on grass spiders and they position their legs in a more widespread way. Thank you KiaPandora and welcome!... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 79621.

Hi, this is a male southern house spider, Kukulcania hibernalis.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 79441.

Hi, this is an orbweaver in the genus Neoscona. Not sure which species.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 79499.

Hi, this looks like a western spotted orbweaver, Neoscona oaxacensis.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 79517.

Hi this is one of the orbweavers in the genus Leucauge. I think it's Leucauge venusta.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 79535.

Looks like a mouse spider to me. It's certainly one of the ground spiders in the family Gnaphosidae.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 79539.

Hi, this is a cross spider, Araneus diadematus.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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KiaPandora commented on picture ID 79415.

This is a wolf spider.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 79545.

Hi, this is a solfugid, which is often called a camel spider or wind scorpion. It's not venomous and not dangerous to people.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 79583.

Hi, this appears to be a widow spider in the genus Latrodectus. Not sure which species.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 79589.

Hi, this looks like a fishing spider in the genus Dolomedes. Not sure which species.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 79603.

HI, I believe this is a cross spider, Araneus diadematus.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 79609.

Hi, this is a fishing spider in the genus Dolomedes. I think it's a dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79593.

Argiope aurantia. Her abdomen is a little bit different in shape and markings toward the posterior. So, she won't match exactly to other photos you see of the species.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79529.

Yes, Araneus diadematus. The main American common name is Cross Orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Aimdog commented on picture ID 78888.

Thank you! I appreciate your guess. Will share it with my friend who found it!... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Beltran98 commented on picture ID 79601.

A yellow garden spider yes. (Argiope Aurantia)... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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tdms1320 commented on picture ID 79497.

Now believe it is a Western Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona oaxacensis)... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Mrbo commented on picture ID 79601.

Am I correct that this is a garden spider?... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Stangman1 commented on picture ID 79593.

Does anyone know what spider this is?... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Norahs commented on picture ID 79589.

Any help identifying this guy?... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 79587.

After looking around I think this may be Eris floridana... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 79585.

After looking around I think this may be Eris floridana... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 79573.

Looks like Platycryptus undatus (Tan jumping spider)... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Shkeke commented on picture ID 79543.

Argiope aurantia yellow garden spider... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Shkeke commented on picture ID 79555.

I think that is very likely... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Shkeke commented on picture ID 79529.

Looks like a European garden spider... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Shkeke commented on picture ID 79531.

I believe it is a wasp spider... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Shkeke commented on picture ID 79579.

That is a pretty cool spider... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Stinkingdog101 commented on picture ID 79579.

Saw this spider at the water intake for our petrochemical plant. Looks big enough to eat a bird.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Beltran98 commented on picture ID 79519.

I went back to check on it and seemed it to have captured and what looks like a black garden ant, it was using its mouth parts, I didn’t see it wrap around its prey with any more web, it just sorta went for it.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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_Justine_ commented on picture ID 79559.

Looks like a yellow garden spider (Argiope aurantia) to me!... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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RMMulder-Author commented on picture ID 79567.

I suspect this spider is a Female Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper). I found it in my laundry room. Would you agree?... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Prairiesquirrel commented on picture ID 79325.

When I was little I wished I had a brother like the little brother in, “Old Yeller.” One that liked to hunt all the little critters and make them into pets like I did. I was stuck with the biggest wussy mommas little tattler around. So his second name is Arliss. Little did I know that I really was going to get the real deal. Last year was terrible because of all the baby birds he “rescued”... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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DragonflyMoon commented on picture ID 73620.

Chiracanthium inclusum or the Yellow Sac Spider. These can be different shades of yellow, white, black or green.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Haileybee commented on picture ID 79563.

Any ideas? This is at my new home in Grace, Idaho... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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DragonflyMoon commented on picture ID 79069.

This is a Shamrock, Araneus Trifolium.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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LeslieJoseph commented on picture ID 79561.

Walking thru a nature trail, this spider had a web between two trees, hanging over the nature trail. Maybe 12 feet above the trail. Looked like it had "lunch" ready and waiting. Plus a baby spider just next to the adult one.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Chachichip commented on picture ID 79555.

Dolomedes triton???... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Lisadeannes commented on picture ID 79549.

Also it is about an inch long including legs.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79519.

She's an orbweaver, possibly genus Neoscona. Can you get a dorsal image too? You can use it as a profile photo or upload it as a new posting (the website's programming needs a functional upgrade). Most of the identifying features we use are on the top of the spider. We can only go to genus level of taxonomy from the ventral image. The dorsal brings us to species. I know that it can be diffi... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 79521.

Yes it is. Thank you for adding to our sightings from Poland, we receive very few.... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Beltran98 commented on picture ID 79511.

Argiope Aurantia... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Beltran98 commented on picture ID 79515.

Argiope Aurantia... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Beltran98 commented on picture ID 79519.

What spider is this?... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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PohPoh commented on picture ID 79517.

Very colorful ; vibrant coloration ! Never seen before ! ‍♂️???... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Pia commented on picture ID 79513.

Misumena vatia - Goldenrod Crab SpiderI am brand-new here and was actually trying to find what kind of spider I found in my backyard when I saw this post :)... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019
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Conkeeg16 commented on picture ID 79513.

What is this??... Discussion Thread

August 22, 2019